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We have a long tradition of bringing you closer to our work by transparently sharing our progress on project activities as well as the resulting water quality and well functionality. Recently, we took another step forward, turning our values into a policy that will help guide us as we...

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Building a clean place to learn for 14,000 schoolchildren

More than 60,000 people live in Mutunda sub-county in western Uganda, with about 14,000 children attending 18 primary schools. As the population increases, Mutunda’s schools grow increasingly overcrowded,  with too few teachers, too few classrooms, too few desks, and too few toilets. These challenges are so...

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The Water Trust welcomes new Country Director

This spring The Water Trust promoted Sarah Aguti to the position of Uganda Country Director. Sarah brings to the position not just her experience as a Behavior Change Specialist at The Water Trust, but also prior management experience at Save the Children Liberia, where she managed...

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Stand #WithRefugees, Stand with Uganda

Today's World Refugee Day is an opportunity to reflect on the many refugee crises around the world and work together to improve the opportunities for refugees to thrive. While the crisis in Syria has dominated the news, violence and famine in South Sudan has led...

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Cocktails for Clean Water Event Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated our work this week in New York, and for those who couldn’t make it, thank you for your support! Together we raised more than $20,000, enough to bring clean water to hundreds of more people in...

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Water Trivia

How many pounds of water does a person need to carry to meet the needs of a family of 5 for one day? About 220 pounds -- just for basic drinking water and hygiene needs. One liter weighs a little more than one pound. Many villages partner...

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